Plan of Attack... Successful!
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
My early morning attack on the doctor's office has paid off. I am having a chemical stress test tomorrow morning at 7:30am. Then an appointment with the Cardiologist so he can explain what is happening and let me know whether or not I am cleared for surgery. I sure hope I am because I don't think I could do this under a local anesthetic. Plus I need the release for the ablation I am also trying to get done. Oh, on top of that, I think they give you anesthesia for a root canal, which I also need.
I am just happy to see some progress. If I can't get my ankles done, I may not be allowed to walk the paths in the woods anymore since my bones like to break when I hit the ground.
I am also disgusted with my stress bingeing. It really blows. I ate 5 Sweet and Salty Peanut bars in 24 hours. Not to mention the FiberOne 90-calorie brownies and lemon bars. I am totally addicted to the lemon bars!! And then it was the fruit... and the dessert mom made for lodge that she came home with. I could have eaten an entire 9x12 pan of that stuff. My house is utterly a dangerous zone, and the stress has triggered me like crazy. Crap, I just remembered the light fudge swirl ice cream with chunky peanut butter added to it. Yep, it sounds like I am pregnant, right?!?! HAHA
I woke up today and weighed 7 pounds more than I did on Saturday. How disgusting!!! And the worst part about it is that I have been burning over 1700 calories a day. Riding that bike blows 484 calories into the wind in 20 minutes at 19mph, and I do it for 3 sessions (1452 calories burned). Then the WATP with different dumbbell workout for my arms for 20 minutes for another 280 calories or so. So while it's a small mystery to me why I am gaining like crazy and so bloated and gassy, I know it's probably the crap I am eating - and too much of it. And I have never had gas so badly in my LIFE - EVER!!
My stomach is still not a "good belly" like the challenge says I should be by now. And tonight for dinner I had nothing but cooked vegetables, same as last night. Cooked butternut squash, 7-vegetable stir fry, and yellow squash. Tonight was the same, except I had part of a fried chicken breast - gave the crunchy skin to the dogs who always eat when we eat. If we don't sit down to eat dinner at the dining room table, Max doesn't have an evening meal. He IS a strange dog.
Okay, so I made my confession, ate over my daily upper level goal of 1590 calories for a few days this week and over on my carbs a few days, but I AM burning those crazy calories. And I am getting to the point with the bike that the memory foam I put over the seat worked like a charm. I LOVE not having a bruised butt at the end of the day. And every night I finish my day with fruit and only fruit while I check out what's on TV.
Well, I am off to bed. I have been working my tail off all day. And I caught up on this season of Mob Wives. Yes, it's crazy TV, but I love how messed up these chicks are. It reminds me that my life has a silver lining because I am not anywhere near as messed up as these chicks!!! LOL It's good for background noise while you are working out, I assure you.
Peace, Love and Stress Tests!